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Perlite instead of Vermiculite
    #2262651 - 01/22/04 01:36 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I am low on vermiculite and I have an excess of perlite. Would it be possible to substitute perlite for the vermiculite in the top layer of a PF tek jar? I am not talking about the substrate, just the filter layer on the top.


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: Comfortably_Numb]
    #2262757 - 01/22/04 02:29 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Maybe it will be workin', but I guess that vermiculite is one
of the best "contamination' layer" around...
Don't know how much perlite can work as the vermiculite regardin'
the contam.  :confused:
If you are going to make this substitution, I'd
put one more foil of aluminium and wouldn't be checking every day how
the jars are goin'; just to avoid some contamination "opportunities",
you know.

If you CAN'T wait for the arrive of vermiculite... try.  :tongue:


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: Comfortably_Numb]
    #2262767 - 01/22/04 02:31 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

use the ramsey seal


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: Comfortably_Numb]
    #2262779 - 01/22/04 02:34 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

use a coffee filter under the lid, then tape off the holes after injection.


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: JetBlackNinja]
    #2262791 - 01/22/04 02:39 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I wouldnt use perlite as the top filter for the jars.

Ive done it a couple times..just be real careful, but i would just leave off the top filter layer..and either put a coffee filter over over the top of the outside of the jar with a rubber band holding it secure to the jar...

or get some tyvek...or a micron filter

hope that will help


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: Comfortably_Numb]
    #2262960 - 01/22/04 04:02 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Perlite would not work well for a pf top seal. You really can't substitute 1 for the other in any situation. I'm not a fan of the pf verm seal anyway for a number of reasons. If I were you I would get a 99 cent bag of polyfill and use that for filters like this...

--->www.fungifun.org/polyfill

also see my...

shakeable pf tek!---->http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...;o=&fpart=1

and Anno's....

pf tek for simple minds----->http://www.fungifun.org/pf/pf_en.htm


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